Author Topic: Anyone cycled the Pacific Coast Trail in October?  (Read 1425 times)

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Offline Calum

Anyone cycled the Pacific Coast Trail in October?
« on: August 06, 2017, 03:11:35 pm »
I'm wondering what the weather was like in Washington and Oregon, and whether the campgrounds were still open in those states in October.
Thanks!

Offline Patco

Re: Anyone cycled the Pacific Coast Trail in October?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 07:55:47 pm »
I traveled from Seattle to the San Francisco Bay area via the Pacific Coast route in mid-October a number of years ago. I spent most of the time in my rain pants and rain jacket. Not heavy rain during my ride, but cool, overcast and misty. That said, you can have some very nice days on the coast during that time of year. Can't tell you about camping since on that trip it was a credit card trip.

Offline litespeed

Re: Anyone cycled the Pacific Coast Trail in October?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 08:51:11 am »
I rode southward on the Pacific coast many years ago, doing the Petaluma - Santa Maria leg in October. The weather was pretty dismal - rainy and overcast with one mighty downpour during the night in Big Sur. My Hilleberg tent kept me dry, of course, but two girls in their tent nearby got washed out and had to spend the night in the latrine.

I could enjoy the scenery most of the time but rarely saw the sun. Doing the coast earlier in the year would probably mean more crowds but much better weather.